A lot of Southampton fans have reacted after Yan Valery has come out and explained why he missed parts of the 2019/20 season due to glandular fever, on Instagram, via SaintsFC News & Views.
The 21-year-old right-back has only featured nine times this campaign, via Transfermarkt, with fans uncertain as to what the exact injury was that was keeping him out of the side.
However, during a Q&A on Instagram, the French defender revealed it was glandular fever, which has caused mixed reactions from the fans. His appearance on the 7th March in the Saints 1-0 loss to Newcastle was his first since 30th November 2019, via Transfermarkt, and it showed as his error led to the goal, via FanSided.
With football across the globe currently halted due to recent events, the player will hopefully be able to put the mistake behind him and return to the starting eleven when the season resumes.
Here is what fans said following the news:
— SaintsNews&Views (@SaintsfcViews) April 2, 2020
Why didnt anyone just come out and say that at the time then and kill the speculation? Weird.
— DB (@DB_247) April 3, 2020
i had that when i was like 14, bloody awful! knocks you out, don’t have the energy to do anything and always so tired, no wonder he wasn’t training or playing.
— Connor Reed (@connorreeddx) April 2, 2020
This is much different to a cold or even a fever. I’d like to see you play premier league football while running on 50% energy, with a sore throat and swollen neck glands
— Lewis (@mrlewismitchell) April 2, 2020
Still managed a few appearances in Buddha with it though
— SuperSaint (@RedArmySfc) April 2, 2020
I don’t think I’d be able to go out in Southampton every Saturday night either
— Paul Knott (@P88K) April 3, 2020
Valery is going to be a key part of next season if we can’t sign another rb on a permanent. JWP can play a role but his skills are best used in the midfield. I look forward to watching Yan on his return 👍🏼
— Charlie Ledgway (@CLedgway) April 3, 2020
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience